Springwood (HM1KFM)

Location: Hyde Park, NY 12538 Dutchess County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.05', W 73° 56.111'

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The house before you today is dramatically different from the farmhouse FDR's father purchased in 1867. Over the years, the home reflected the changing circumstances in FDR's life. In good times, he expanded the house to meet the needs of his growing family and political career. In difficult times, he took refuge here. In all times, Springwood gave him a sense of continuity and stability.
1915   Eleanor and Franklin add 18 rooms to the house to better accommodate their large family.
1921   FDR contracts polio and loses the use of his legs. The trunk elevator is modified and becomes FDR's personal elevator.
November 3, 1936   The Roosevelt family after FDR's election to the Presidency. The portico was added to enhance the home's stateliness and to create a backdrop for political functions.
April 12, 1946   President Truman dedicates FDR's home as a National Park System site. Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson are among the dignitaries pictured at the ceremony.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588506 N 4624510
Decimal Degrees41.76750000, -73.93518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.05', W 73° 56.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 3" N, 73° 56' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)845
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park NY 12538, US
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